avatar Written by Graeme on Friday, May 6th, 2022

A good night of hockey playoffs last night.

Hats off to Connor Ingram. Dude was in beast mode all night last night and that was awesome to see. A real shame that the Predators couldn’t give him the win he deserved.

The Stars secured a 2-0 win over the Flames and that has to be concerning for Calgary fans. Dallas is not a place you want to go to needing to pick up at least one W. With only one goal over 120 minutes of hockey? Not the best time for the offense to dry up either.

Both Panthers and Rangers handed out poundings. Much like my Glasgow Rangers who made it to the Europa League final yesterday. Who knows mabe I will be writing these articles in a couple of weeks from the lovely city of Seville.

Canes vs Bruins Bets

Scott: Well the Bruins are down 2-0 now and they are in trouble. In game 2 Raanta left and the Canes turned to rookie Pyotr Kochetkov who made 30 saves in the win.

I liked the Canes to win the series and I guessed it would be in 6 games. With Andersen out the Canes had been starting Raanta who was great in game 1. If the Canes are forced to start Kochetkov for game 3 I would say the Bruins have a good chance to win at home. But the Canes have looked good outscoring the Bruins 10-3 over the first 2 games. Still I have to think if the Bruins are going to win a game in this series then game 3 is the one.

Bruins win incl OT

Ontario: 1.77 Odds at Sports Interaction
Rest of Canada: 1.77 Odds at Sports Interaction
USA: -130 Odds at Bovada
Everyone Else: 1.77 Odds at Sports Interaction

(Odds correct as of 2022/05/06 12:17:42 PM EST but are subject to change.)

Graeme: This series switches venues, with the Canes having two convincing victories to take with them to Boston. The Hurricanes were 25-12-4 on the road, while Boston was 26-13-2 at home. Solid enough although practically an exact match with their road form for the season.

The fact that the canes lost Raanta and brought in Kochetkov and still got the win is very impressive. Loved Kochetkov standing up to the rat as well.

Canes were just all over them in that one. This will be a heated game I expect, and Boston will be pushing hard. Canes look lethal though. I’m good to bet what I bet last game which was Over 5.5 Goals.

Ontario: 1.85 Odds at 888 Sports.
Rest of Canada: 1.85 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: -113 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.88 Odds at BetOnline.

(Odds correct as of 2022/05/06 12:17:42 PM EST but are subject to change.)

Leafs vs Lightning Bets:

Scott: The Lightning came and won game 2 to even the series at 1-1. The series now moves to Tampa Bay for the next 2 games.

Both teams have flexed their offensive muscles over the first 2 games. The Leafs need to find a way to get back to playing like they did in game 1. With the Lightning at home their home crowd will be loud and should give them a boost and the Leafs need to score early and often to take the crowd out of it. On the other hand the Lightning are going to want to keep them amped up so this game should be a high scoring one

Over 6.5 incl OT

Graeme: I’m already completely lost on this series in regard to who will win a game. It’s like the regular season – I don’t think you can predict it. If one team is 2.10 then back them as there’s value there as this seems to be 50/50 in the most crazy way possible – one team will win a huge lopsided game.

I don’t think we’ll see a dead performance from Tampa again, and they are a team I think will light it up at home. I’ll be honest – Vasilevskiy is not one guy I want to back an over against – but yeah I am fine with betting Over 6.5 incl OT here as well.

Ontario: 2.00 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv
Rest of Canada: 2.00 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv
USA: +100 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 2.00 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv

(Odds correct as of 2022/05/06 12:17:42 PM EST but are subject to change.)

Wild vs Blues Bets:

Scott: The Wild played a great game when the tied the series at 1. Kaprizov had a hat trick and Eriksson-Ek scored 2 and added an assist.

The way the Wild controlled game 2 must have the Blues worried. But game 1 they looked great and with the series moving to St. Louis they may regroup and get back to what made them successful

No Bet

Graeme: While the Blues did get a great result in the first game, the Minnesota Wild were still dominant in the adavnced metrics. In Game 2, it actually went the other way around. Blues were better in Corsi, Fenwick, more shots, higher HDCF. Wild were only better in xGF.

Wild also capitalized on their high danger chances this time. There were 18 chances in Game 1 with 0 goals, but only 5 chances in Game 2 and they scored 3 of them.

The big difference there was clinical finishing by the Wild. Wilds road record isn’t as great as their home record while the Blues home/road record is a bit closer.

Bookies have Blue as decent but bettable favourites. They have a couple of additional injuries in defense with Leddy and Bortuzzo. If Kaprizov is hot then that spells trouble for the Blues.

My gut says this one will be close but with the Blues their first home game of the series – I’d need better odds to back the Wild. Like at least 2.30 I think.

No Bet

Oilers vs Kings Bets:

Scott: Smith redeemed himself after that error in game 1 and had a 30 save shutout for the Oilers to tie the series.

With this series moving to LA I’m curious to see how the home crowd affects the Kings play.

After losing game 1 in overtime and then winning with ease in game 2, the Oilers will be riding the momentum and have a great shot at winning this game. The Oilers snapped a 7 game playoff losing streak which us huge for them.

Oilers win in regulation

Ontario: 2.25 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv
Rest of Canada: 2.25 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv
USA: +100 Odds at Bovada (Not worth betting at that price)
Everyone Else: 2.25 Odds at Bet365 (Americans: We recommend http://www.bovada.lv

(Odds correct as of 2022/05/06 12:17:42 PM EST but are subject to change.)

Graeme: LA were not a solid home team this season with better road wins, so the switch in venue may not be that big for them.

The biggest difference in Game 1 vs 2 for the Oilers seemed to be tightening up more at the back. Kings shot attempts were still about the game but a lower Corsi, Fenwick and xG and SCA.

I just don’t feel good about backing a team on the road in regulation, especially in a Game 3. Even moreso when it is a team like the Oilers. I’d like to back the under but this series seems like it is going to be feisty and the power plays could really affect that. No Bet.

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Feel like it’s Bruins, Blues and Oilers win. Just like you – totally no idea no Lightning-Leafs game. Over fine there
Think over in Tampa, Bruins and Oilers win playable

Western RattlersD

Looking at playoff results since 2017, Game 3’s are something of a red flag for changes.
Leans only:
Leafs/TB Over 6.0
Canes/Boston full game Over 5.0
Oilers to WIN moneyline

Carolina has a track record of having problems with going on the road in Round One. Recent results of this matchup suggest a Carolina puckline win, but now it’s the playoffs. Boston is not the team of a few years ago. I have no confidence in the Bruins for any kind of serious comeback, but Game 3 is their main opportunity for a win, they know this is a fast exit if they lose tonight, Marchand hasn’t thrown a childish tantrum, but I’m not taking the bait of a side bet.

Oilers and Kings are inconsistent. But. Oilers found some better approaches last game, scoring, defense and finally throwing their weight around (pay attention, Flames forwards!), and the Kings didn’t look ready to match them on the scoreboard. If Oilers play assertively, they’ll take it again. Today isn’t the day to take their foot of the accelerator.

Eric Børgesen

Will Go for in form Canes reg and -1
Tampa-tml over 5,5
Wild ml